Tim Hussey grew up in Charleston, SC. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts in 1992 from Rhode Island School of Design, spending his junior year at Parsons, Paris.
Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York City and landed a job at MTV, producing large-scale paintings during live programming. The exposure launched a fifteen-year editorial illustration and art direction career, showcasing his art and design in everything from Rolling Stone and GQ to The New York Times and Esquire, UK. He has received numerous awards from American Illustration, Print Magazine and The Society of Publication Designers, meanwhile teaching related courses at The School of Visual Arts, NY.
In 2000, Hussey made a conscious decision to shift his career toward contemporary painting. His art utilizes various media and contrasting subject matter to cross-pollinate and suggest a bigger picture, a narrative that has no end or beginning but urges the viewer to look deeper at its implications.
He has been represented at galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Nashville, Charleston, and Atlanta. His paintings have been exhibited in key solo exhibitions such as KP Projects, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, Nashville International Airport, Art Basel Miami, the prestigious Watermill Center and his 10 year retrospective “Drown Then Swim” at the Waterfront Gallery in Charleston, SC. In 2009, filmmaker Adam Boozer shot a 45-minute documentary on Tim’s life and artwork, entitled “Running By Sight” which was an official selection at the DocMiami Film Festival and was aired at Comic-Con, 2011.
His murals can be seen in Santa Monica at the studio of Larry David and his memorial to the Mother Emanuel shootings can be seen in Charleston, SC.
Hussey’s fine art has appeared in Dwell, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Harper’s, Fabrik, American Art Collector, Real Simple, NYArts Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chance (Hulu), A&E "Shining a Light"
He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Charleston with his wife Elise and daughter Merrick.
Tim's fine art site
Tim's design site